Hostas - Knowledgebase Question

Camden, NJ (Zone 6B)
Question by Cristate
April 16, 2007
Please help - I moved into my house seven years ago and now my hostas are monsters!!! Do I dig them up in the spring or fall?


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Answer from NGA
April 16, 2007

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Hostas can be dug and divided almost any time during the growing season, but early spring just as they begin to grow is a good time as is early fall. Keep in mind that they do grow to quite a large size and once they reach specimen size it is a shame to have to divide them, if you have space to accomodate them at maturity try to space your divisions accordingly.

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